Employment Opportunities

Web Developer and Designer

HFA seeks a full-time Web Developer and Designer.  Under the supervision of the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Web Developer and Designer will support the College's goal of promoting and advancing the academic excellence of our departments across online media.  This position includes, but is not limited to, recommending Web design strategies, Web coding and style standards, Web templates development and maintenance, Web page and multimedia production, Web site testing and quality control, Content Management System training and support.  Participates in all stages of application development, from concept design to execution and implementation. Works in collaboration with other members of the HFA community.



Bachelor's degree (or equivalent combination of education and training) in Computer Art, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, or related field with 2 years minimum experience designing and programming Web sites and/or other Web applications.

Five College Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities

With generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Five Colleges, Incorporated invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities beginning in the academic year 2013-14.  The position will be based at one of the consortium’s associated institutions (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst). While the Ph.D. field and the eventual assigned department(s) are open, we especially seek candidates engaged in interdisciplinary work in the humanities who bring to their research and teaching the theoretical, methodological, and technical practice of digital technologies. Along with fluency in the intellectual and theoretical challenges posed by the emerging field of digital humanities, we expect candidates to have experience in computational approaches to interpretation, whether the interpretive focus rests on performances, architectural or urban settings, texts, images, and/or other artifacts.

Arts Administration. Associate Director of Master of Fine Arts Program and Director of Juniper Summer Writing Institute, to begin Fall 2013.

The MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst is known for its innovative concept and organization and stands as one of the oldest and most distinguished graduate writing programs in the country. The program seeks a dynamic individual who enjoys and excel in organization, and can take a leadership role in the shaping, organizing, implementing and assessment of the academic and public programs of the MFA Program and Summer Institute. Responsibilities include the supervision of the MFA program’s day-to-day operations; successful grant and fundraising outreach and application; the shared advising of graduate students conducting arts administrative internships and teaching creative writing; the ability to represent the MFA program and Summer Institute to diverse campus, regional, and national audiences. Active participation on college and university committees is expected, along with possible undergraduate teaching, depending on departmental needs.